Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Things That Make Me Say HMMMM

I woke up at some point during the night and as is my want, swung my legs over the bed for a nocturnal bathroom visit, only to be doubled over by crippling pain. From my groin.

Okay, I went running yesterday, but it was at 7:00am. Then I spent an entire day being active: finishing the kitchen cabinet painting, moving stuff around, putting together a bookshelf, etc.

There wasn't even any hanky panky to explain this, but I somehow managed to pull a groin muscle in my sleep. WTF? Let's just say it's swollen, painful, and almost has a burning sensation from the pain (that sounds like an STD, kinda, doesn't it?), and when I try to move my right leg too far away from the left--ZOW! Going down, lady.

Speaking of lady, that reminds me of one of our house-buying debacles. I'm going to break them up as to not overwhelm you with the prospect of how incredibly unlucky two sweet people can be.

So it's Saturday afternoon and the cable/internet man shows up to do the install. The prior lines in the house are all old and no good, so he's going to be there for several hours. We show him the first spot in the living room where we'd like the cable line to come out of the wall (it's $60 for wall, $10 for floor. Redonkulous, innit?). So he grabs his drill with the seven-foot bit and goes to town drilling...only to 1) punch out through the wall in the carport, and 2) subsequently hit the concrete foundation. So now we have a hole in the side of our house.

Repeat this for both other rooms, but insert things like "floor joists" and "omg you just narrowly missed our air conditioner unit." It was a stressful time, compounded by the fact that he was incapable of telling us everything we needed at once. We're still moving in, dude. We consider things like "clothing" more important than our flat-screen. So we had to make 2 separate trips for the TV and modem.

And then, as he's leaving, he says, "Bye, lady."

And now I will share some pictures of the house.

Just a small portion of a large backyard.

Living/dining room. Vaulted ceiling.

Mystery third room. Probably guest room?

Kitchen! Now with refrigerator and new paint & hardware on cabinets. 

Master bathroom with sink that doesn't work and world's suckiest shower. 

Front of house, with mound of dirt that needs to be removed pronto. And hornets. 


Cathy Olliffe-Webster said...

Oh, the pain of home ownership is just beginning! No to depress you or anything but it never ends. Well, when death comes, it ends, but then it just transfers to your heirs.
But, hey, your house looks gorgeous! Seriously! Congratulations and good luck!
(You'll need it! HAR! Have you seen The Money Pit? Just kidding...)

Liza said...

There is nothing like a little "sweat equity" to improve a new house. Congratulations and good luck!

Sarah Ahiers said...

Hah! Groin... But seriously that sucsk, especially since i know you still have lifting and moving around to do.
This is why jacuzzi tubs should be standard in all houses! Oh man, i wish i had one

Linda G. said...

Ouch! On both the pulled groin and the cable guy. Painful, each in their own way.

But your house is fantastic. And it's yours! :D

Anne Gallagher said...

What a sweet little house. Congratulations! And it think the 'mystery' room is perfect for your office.

Old Kitty said...

"Bye lady"?!?!?! EXCOOOOSE ME?!?!?!! Oi! man-creature!! Return and fix these holes you created or else I'll show you what a LAYDEEE i could be! Ahem. That;s what I say to that man creature!


Awwww but your home is LOVELY!!!!

Take care and I hope your muscle pain is receding now!! Ooops!! Take care

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Sorry about the groin pull. And you just decribed most of my experiences with service guys. Just add toothpick hanging out of mouth and coveralls. What is it with the South, anyway?

Anonymous said...

And that, m'dear, is why I do all my own wiring.

But congrats on having a house with real guest rooms and hardware on the cabinets and such! So when can I bring the kids over to visit...?


Lola Sharp said...

I'm sorry so much has gone wrong for you guys with this house. (home ownership means: expect more ;)

But it is cute, and YOURS! :)

Sorry about the groin pull...and that it didn't even come from some raucous 'hanky panky' (your words). Ice ice baby.

Happy weekend and lots of hugs and love,

Sandra said...

Although the sink in the master bath doesn't work, I have to say, I really like it!

Unknown said...

The groin injury sounds painful. I took a boot camp class on Wednesday and I still can't lift my arms over my head. Exercise is bad for your heath!

I think we've had that cable guy at our house...

Great post, lady.

M. J. Macie said...

I like the look of your blog and love the house. Good luck in all your endeavors.
M.J. Macie

yokohamamama said...

Yay! Pics of teh house! Looks lovely--nice window over the kitchen sink and a big back yard. What more does a body need in life? (well, hole-free walls would be a bonus, wouldn't they--yikes.) Hope the muscle pull heals up *soon* :-))

Tara said...

Hope that groin's feeling better! Love that bright, sunny house :)

Celebrations said...

They look lovely..

Zinn said...

WOW! The house is gorgeous!!!!